A Fairfield man has been named director of development for the Catholic Charities agency of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport.

Bill Morin, according to the announcement from the diocese, has a business background of 10 years in national brand marketing and 15 years in nonprofit development.

Catholic Charities is a regional family and community-service agency that serves people of all faiths in Fairfield County.

Morin will be responsible for fund-raising initiatives and special events that support Catholic Charities programs, including family and community services, adoption, counseling and mental health, nutrition, immigration, housing, homeless outreach and other services.

Morin will direct all Catholic Charities development efforts, including planned giving and the creation of a Catholic Charities Foundation. He will also help oversee completion of the New Covenant House of Hospitality capital campaign in Stamford.

Among its major initiatives, Catholic Charities serves more than 1.5 million meals each year through four nutrition programs, including inner-city soup kitchens and a senior nutrition program, according to the diocese. It also provides 15,000 counseling hours to individuals and families who would otherwise not be able to afford therapy.

Morin comes to Catholic Charities from Concordia College, N.Y., where he served as director of development. In the past he has also served as director of major gifts for Save the Children in Westport and the Global Hope Network International in Geneva, Switzerland. His work in the not-for-profit sector also included as director of student projects for Agape France, a Christian non-profit organization.

His marketing background includes a post as brand manager for Nabisco and experience at New York advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi.

Morin holds a BS degree, cum laude, in math and economics from St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., and an MBA in marketing/management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

For more information about Catholic Cahrities, visit www.ccfairfield.org or call 203-416-1503.